Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Future looking bright for college graduates

The future is looking bright for college students across the country.

Tim Robert is getting ready to graduate from the University Illinois Springfield this May and the master student isn't stressed out. He's already got a job lined up at State Farm Insurance.

This story would be different if told a few years ago, but the economy is getting better. Hiring for 2012 is expected to climb to about 10%. Experts say one reason, more students are getting internships.

"That is a primary way that employers recruit now, so they are looking for those internship programs. That's a really good way for them to try somebody out, it's also a good way for the student in that internship position to identify is this a good fit for them," said UIS Career Development Center Director Tammy Craig.

The job numbers were featured by WCIA-TV in an April 2, 2012, report.

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